Twitter for Teaching Professional


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Twitter for Teaching Professional

  1. 1. Twitter for the Teaching Professional My Personal Experience  
  2. 2.   The average Twitter user? My (old) personal opinions...
  3. 3. How can one service be useful to me and him?   Rhett Moir - &quot;Music Technology Lecturer&quot; v Chris Crocker - &quot;Britney Spears Superfan&quot;   Rhett Moir Chris Crocker   <ul><ul><li>189 YouTube views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>354 Facebook Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27 Followers on Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31,626,870 YouTube Views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,627,987 Facebook Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94,561 Followers on Twitter </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. &quot; A blogger is an average person who happens to have a need to count his friends every half hour &quot; Robert Brault Blogger   All Blogger's?
  5. 5.   How can you use Twitter?
  6. 6.   However you want...
  7. 7. Some Examples   Promotion   Networking   Personal Branding    Finding and advertising Services    Reading News    Notify Customers    Provide live Coverage    Teaching and Learning Taken From -
  8. 8. How can you use Twitter for teaching and learning?
  9. 9.   However you want...
  10. 10.   In Preparation for a session &quot;As a teacher, I've realised Twitter has real potential&quot; - Phil Beadle .The Guardian - 9th March 2010 &quot;h aving access to a ready network of peers means you have the ability to run ideas by people, get them peer-reviewed, so to speak. And if producing, for instance, a scheme of work, or an observed lesson, you can ask for and get immediate feedback as to where the best research has been done on this subject&quot;   whilst I was presparing this presentation a Twitter user asked a question. 11 minutes later she had the amount of responses she needed
  11. 11.   In the session Dallas History Professor, Monica Rankin, has found an interesting way to use Twitter in the classroom. &quot;Rankin uses a weekly  hashtag  to organize comments, questions and feedback posted by students to Twitter during class. Some of the students have downloaded  Tweetdeck  to their computers, others post by SMS or by writing questions on a piece of paper. Rankin then projects a giant image of live Tweets in the front of the class for discussion and suggests that students refer back to the messages later when studying. &quot;
  12. 12. For Reflection Twitter can be linked to a personal or professional blog which allows you to reflect and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your session. It also allows you to follow other teachers or professionals in a certain filed and gain an insight into their professional life. You can be as open or as closed as you feel comfortable. 
  13. 13. &quot;  What we have to do is deliver to people the best and freshest most relevant information possible. We think of Twitter as it's not a social network, but it's an information network. It tells people what they care about as it is happening in the world   &quot; Evan Williams CEO and founder of Twitter    Twitter is not Social Networking?
  14. 14. How I use it New Technique for the software I teach on daily Learn Connected Updates from Guradian, BBC, and the Times about educational news the second its uploaded Networking Online record company I work with Debate Really??
  15. 15. How do I find the time? - You don't need to be always connected Taken from - Your Choice <ul><ul><li>On your PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through your games console </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your Laptop/Tablet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your alarm clock (really!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whatever works for you personally </li></ul>
  16. 16. Reasons to find the time - Not to be left behind <ul><li>Pupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up </li></ul><ul><li>The proposals would require: </li></ul><ul><li>• Children in England to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain &quot;fluency&quot; in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell </li></ul><ul><li>Polly Curtis , education editor  </li></ul><ul><li>The Guardian , Wednesday 25 March 2009 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Reasons to find the time - To engage our students <ul><li>The Average Teenager, our customer </li></ul><ul><li>A British research group ( the information based on 150,000 reples.  </li></ul><ul><li>It found that, on the whole,  </li></ul><ul><li>teens spend some 31 hours  </li></ul><ul><li>per week online , or, if we were  </li></ul><ul><li>to divide that evenly between  </li></ul><ul><li>the days of the week, that’s  </li></ul><ul><li>around 4.4 hours per day online. </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>Teens spend 3.5 hours a week instant messaging their friends, two hours on YouTube, and three hours a week on homework help. The rest of the time is spent surfing, message boards and using the sites displayed  </li></ul><ul><li>above.  </li></ul>Based on hits to, most twitter users never go there. Actual number much higher
  18. 18. In Summary... &quot; Why should teaching and learning finish when the session does? By sharing our resources, research material and ideas via a service like Twitter, it allows on demand access for students and staff to learn, share and be engaged in teaching and learning, at their own pace&quot; Rhett Moir